Ecclestone: BayernLB “picked the wrong person”

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Bernie Ecclestone, 2012In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone says German bank BayernLB, who intend to launch a ??244m legal battle against him, have “picked the wrong person” to go up against.

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F1’s Ecclestone says will fight BayernLB damages claim (Reuters)

Ecclestone said his lawyers had told him the vast majority of such damages claims were settled out of court, but he had no intention of doing so. “They picked the wrong person with me,” said the British billionaire.

Sauber boss says F1 is ‘flawed’ (Autosport)

“There is something terribly flawed in the system. For me it starts with what the system and the sport is about – and it is about different teams, not the big teams and the big budgets.”


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The latest Caption Competition attracted many funny entries including those from Suvan Naidu, Jack, Alex Brown, Mitch, Timothy Katz, Chris and Cjpdk.

But the one I picked as the winner was this from @Ledzep4pm:

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39 comments on Ecclestone: BayernLB “picked the wrong person”

  1. My birthday too, but it might just be buried in the list ;)

  2. Journeyer (@journeyer) said on 15th December 2013, 1:35

    Can I just say, I LOVE Keith’s choice of pic.

    1. Bernie is the top story, so he gets centerstage.
    2. Eric Boullier leaving Lotus may be the big Silly Season story of the month, and he’s right behind Bernie.
    3. Bernie is flanked by two Force India employees – Eric is rumored to be moving to Force India – and Eric is looking in their direction too!

  3. Ian D said on 15th December 2013, 2:01

    Bernie vs the bankers, this should be fun, he has the money to fight back & will claim every penny of expense back if he wins, can the bank afford it? I wonder who’ll back down first?

  4. HoHum (@hohum) said on 15th December 2013, 2:18

    Yeah Bernie, Bernie is a fighter, he’s not the type of person to take the easy way out and offer a financial reward to people who try to shake him down, these bankers have picked the wrong guy to go up against, what were they thinking?

  5. Mackeine Loveine (@cocaine-mackeine) said on 15th December 2013, 2:20

    Man, Kalterborn made my day with his opinion about F1.

  6. Mark Stockwell said on 15th December 2013, 2:51

    Monisha Kalterborn is a “She” not a “He”.


  7. Patrick (@paeschli) said on 15th December 2013, 12:47

    What about the rumour that Boullier might leave Lotus?

  8. Kimi4WDC said on 15th December 2013, 23:08

    Can Sauber Boss please get to work, stop whining and bringing everyone down to their level. If we wanted no development and 100% equal cars there are plenty of other Motorsport options. This is F1 and maybe YOU are in the wrong category, not F1.

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